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The Peddler, Backyard Pizza to be featured on America's Best Restaurants digital roadshow


The America’s Best Restaurants Roadshow is traveling to Huntington on Friday, July 1, to feature The Peddler and Backyard Pizza.

Matt Plapp is the CEO of America’s Best Restaurants, and he said the company started in 2018 with him an iPhone and a couple of equipment pieces. Today they have five camera crews and 15 employees. They travel the country with the goal of highlighting independent restaurants.

They debut their content on the station of the local restaurant, as well as their own social media.

“We do debut it on our stuff: YouTube, Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook. Our goal is to be a media platform that lives in consumers’ phones. I’ve got a 45-year-old wife, a 75-year-old mom and dad, and a 20- and 18-year-old kid and the one thing they all have in common is a smartphone. And so, our goal is to live there, not on a Food Network that dictates what we do and how we do it,” said Plapp.

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